A Random Study to Assess Height, Weight and Bmi of Children Attending Anganwadi Centres in Urban Project Sectors of Trivandram District

Journal of Applied Life Sciences International

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Title A Random Study to Assess Height, Weight and Bmi of Children Attending Anganwadi Centres in Urban Project Sectors of Trivandram District
 
Creator Abhina, B.
Chandran, C. Anitha
 
Description Aim: To assess height, weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) of children attending anganwadi centers.
Sample: Ninety children attending the anganwadi centers in the age group of two to six years were studied.
Study Design: A random study was done to assess anthropometric measurements such as height, weight and BMI of children (2-6 years) attending anganwadi centers in the Urban 2 project areas of Trivandrum district, Kerala. Children were selected randomly from sector 1 and sector 4. Data collected were compared with the standard values to find the disparities.
Place of Study: Sectors I and IV in the Urban II project areas of Trivandrum district in Kerala was randomly selected for study.
Methodology: Height, weight and Body Mass Index of 90 children were collected and recorded. Data collected were compared with the standard values to find the deviation among the study population.
Results: 80% of children attending the anganwadi centers were having greater than minimum height standards. Even though majority of children have a body mass index less than 5th percentile indicating the chances of malnutrition.
Conclusion: Children having less than their minimum height and weight requirements requires special attention. Less BMI value indicates the presence of malnutrition and need proper care and attention.
 
Publisher SCIENCEDOMAIN international
 
Date 2020-07-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journaljalsi.com/index.php/JALSI/article/view/30175
10.9734/jalsi/2020/v23i630175
 
Source Journal of Applied Life Sciences International; 2020 - Volume 23 [Issue 6]; 48-54
2394-1103
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journaljalsi.com/index.php/JALSI/article/view/30175/56620
https://journaljalsi.com/index.php/JALSI/article/view/30175/56621
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 © 2020 Abhina and Chandran; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 

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